Prophet List  

1 Aaron
Aaron is mentioned in the Quran as a prophet of God.
God praises Aaron repeatedly, calling him a believing servant, guided and one of the victors.

Aaron is important in Islam for his role in the events of the Exodus, in which, he preached with [...]

2 Abel
Adam and Eve were blessed with three sons, Abel, Qabil and Seth.
When they grew up, Abel, the younger brother, became a shepherd. He herded sheep, goats and other animals. The elder brother Cain, worked as a farmer.

Abel and Cain had a disagreement [...]

3 Abraham
Abraham, the Father of the Prophets, we learn that he was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon.
His father Aazar was a well known idol sculptor.

As a young child, Abraham used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stone or wood. When his father was done with them, Abraham [...]

4 Adam
The story of Prophet Adam, the first man, the first human being.
God created Adam from a handful of soil containing portions from all its varieties on Earth. Angels were sent to earth to collect the soil that was to become Adam. It was red, white, brown, and [...]

5 Aram
Aram is a son of Shem.
He is recognized as a prophet in Mandaeism and as an Islamic prophet. Aram is usually regarded as being the eponymous ancestor of the Aramaean people of Northern Mesopotamia and Syria.

6 Arphaxad
Arphaxad was one of five sons of Shem, the son of Noah.
His brothers were Elam, Asshur, Lud and Aram. He is an ancestor of Abraham. Arphaxad was born two years after the flood, when Shem was 100.

7 Benjamin
Benjamin is the last-born of Jacob's twelve sons, and the second and last son of Rachel who died shortly after childbirth.


He was the progenitor of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Quran, Benjamin is referred to as righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against [...]

8 Cain
Adam and Eve were blessed with three sons, Abel, Qabil and Seth.
When they grew up, Abel, the younger brother, became a shepherd. He herded sheep, goats and other animals. The elder brother Cain, worked as a farmer.

Abel and Cain had a disagreement [...]

9 Daniel
Daniel is the hero of the Book of Daniel.
A noble Jewish youth of Jerusalem, he is taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and serves the king and his successors with loyalty and ability until the time of the Persian conqueror [...]

10 David
David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel ruling in 10 BC.
Several stories are known of him. The most famous being the David and Goliath story, where he defeated the Philistine giant Goliath as a soldier in King Saul's army. He led the Israelites in war and [...]

11 Eber
Eber was sent to the people of Aad in the area known as Al-Ahqaf near to Hadramaut, Yemen.
When the people of Aad chose to disbelieve in Eber's teachings, God destroyed them by a fierce wind that blew for eight days and seven nights.

12 Eli
Eli is the father of Mary who was the mother of prophet Jesus.
Eli was a good righteous man who was known for his righteousness, goodness, knowledge and morals.

13 Elijah
Elijah was a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century BC.
He lived in Baalbek during the reign of King Ahab and his queen, Jezebel.

The two Books of Kings in the Old Testament tell of his exploits, which culminate with him being carried to heaven in [...]

14 Elisha
Elisha was a descendant of Aaron.
He was appointed as a Prophet of Israel, following the death of Solomon.

Solomon's kingdom was divided when he died, and the current king of Israel was Ahab, had reverted to materialism [...]

15 Enoch
Enoch was the son of Cain.
The story of prophet Enoch (Idris) is mentioned in the Quran (Surah Maryam). He is praised as highly upright, pious, and that God raised him to a high place. Some said this place was the fourth [...]

16 Eve
Adam and Eve enjoyed perfect freedom and happiness in Paradise.
God told them to eat of the fruits of the Garden with pleasure and delight as they pleased. He forbade them from approaching one tree, and warned them that if they did, they will both be of the [...]

17 Ezekiel
Some scholars say Ezekiel was the son of Job, whereas others claim he is Ezekiel of the Bible.
Little is known about Ezekiel. His name in Arabic, Hizkeel means 'God will strengthen' or literally 'to fasten upon'.

Ezekiel is recognized as a prophet in Islamic tradition. Although not [...]

18 Isaac
Abraham had two sons: Ishmael and Isaac.
Isaac was his second son born of Sarah, his wife. When Abraham passed through an ordeal of sacrificing his affectionate son, Ishmael a glad-tidings of the birth of another son, Isaac was conveyed to [...]

19 Ishmael
Abraham had two sons: Isaac and Ishmael.
God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

Ishmael went to Mecca and was left there with his mother. Abraham visited Ishmael several times in Mecca, and during one of those times [...]

20 Jacob
Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.
He was born in Palestine holding his twin brother Esau's heel.

Jacob (later called Israel) lived his life exactly in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He had full faith in the [...]

21 Japheth
Japheth is one of Noah's three sons along with Shem and Ham.
He is regarded as the ancestor of the Gog and Magog tribes (China) and, at times, of the peoples of Europe, Turks, Khazars and Northern Asia.

22 Jesus
Jesus was a prophet of God sent to guide the children of Israel with a new scripture, the Injil (Gospel).
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. The Quran states that Mary gave birth to Jesus without a man having touched her

He was made a prophet when he was 30, and he did his duty as a prophet [...]

23 Jethro
The people of Madyan were Arabs who lived in the country of Maan, part of which today is greater Syria.
They were a greedy people who did not believe that God existed and who led wicked lives. They gave short measure, praised their goods beyond their worth, and hid their defects. They lied to their [...]

24 Job
Job was one of the descendants of Abraham and nephew to Jacob.
He was sent to reform the people who lived in the desert in the north eastern corner of Palestine, close to either the Dead Sea or Damascus.

He was an affluent prophet who was tested by God [...]

25 John
John the Baptist, a Jewish ascetic considered the forerunner to Jesus.
He was the only son of Zechariah. His birth was considered a miracle as he was born of a barren mother and an aged father. In the fagging part of his life, he prayed to God to bless him with a son [...]

26 Jonah
Jonah lived in Nineveh, close to Mosul in Iraq.
He was sent to a people that had forgotten God's orders and did many things which God had forbidden.

Jonah found that people did not want to listen to him. He lost patience with them and [...]

27 Joseph
Joseph, is the eleventh son of Jacob.
He lived all his life confronting schemes made by the people closest to him. Because he was the favourite son of his father, his older brothers plotted to kill him, but they amended it to exiling him [...]

28 Joshua
Joshua was one of the twelve spies sent into Canaan by Moses, as told in the Old Testament.
After Moses died Joshua succeeded him as leader of the Israelites.

29 Judah
Judah was the fourth son out of twelve sons of Jacob and his first wife, Leah: his elder brothers were Reuben, Simeon and Levi, and younger brothers Issachar and Zebulun.
Judah also had six half-brothers.

He was the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. This tribe eventually formed the kingdom of Judah. King David and Jesus were descendents of Judah.

30 Levi
Levi is the third son of Jacob and Leah.
He is one of the twelve sons of Jacob. His mother Leah also gave birth to Reuben, Judah, Simeon, Issachar and Zebulun. Levi is the ancestor of the Tribe of Levi.

The Tribe of Levi was not [...]

31 Lot
Lot was the nephew of Abraham, the son of Abraham's brother.
Lot lived towards the southern tip of the Dead Sea. He was the resident of Ur, an ancient town in Mesopotamia.

His people were from Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot believed in Abraham and after [...]

32 Mary
Mary, the mother of Jesus is considered one of the most righteous women in the Islamic tradition.
Jesus was the result of a virgin birth, and so was born miraculously by the will of God without a father. Mary was a chaste and virtuous woman and is said to have been a virgin.

Mary is [...]

33 Methusaleh
Methusaleh was an Arab prophet sent to the people of Thamud who lived in an area known as Al-Hijr between Hijaz and Tabuk.
Today, this area is known as Madain-Salih in Saudi Arabia and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will find magnificent structures literally carved into the mountains.

After the [...]

34 Midian
Midian was a prophet
Midian was a prophet

35 Moses
Moses was born in the land of Egypt 450 years after Joseph, and came from the people known as the Israelites.
Moses was the first prophet sent to the Israelites at a time when the Pharaoh of Egypt, a tyrant was enslaving, oppressing and using every means to demean and disgrace his people.

To flee [...]

36 Muhammad
Mohammad was born in Makkah in the year 570CE.
At the age of 40, Mohammad received his frst revelation from Allah through the Angel Gabriel. The revelations continued for 23 years, collectively known as the Quran.

Before Mohammad died [...]

37 Noah
For many generations Noah's people had been worshipping statues that they called gods.
They believed that these gods would bring them good, protect them from evil and provide all their needs. They gave their idols names such as Waddan, Suwaan, Yaghutha, Yaauga, and Nasran, (These idols [...]

38 Phinehas
Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, was a grandson of Aaron.
Phinehas became the third high priest of Israel, serving for 19 years.

39 Samuel


40 Seth
Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve and brother of Cain and Abel.
He was a righteous son and a gift bestowed upon Adam after the death of Abel.

Although Seth is not mentioned in the Quran, he was a prophet like his father, and continued teaching mankind [...]

41 Shem
Shem is one of Noah's three sons, along with Japheth and Ham.
He is a survivior of the great flood. Among Shem's descendants are the Arabs and the Hebrews, and he was the forefather of all the subsequent prophets.

Jewish tradition regarded Shem as the [...]

42 Solomon
Solomon was the son of David and inherited the throne following his father's death.
Prophet Solomon ruled over the Kingdom of Isreal, renowned for his wisdom. Suppousedly, he wrote the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon in the Old Testament.

Solomon is [...]

43 Terah
Terah was Abraham's father, who was 70 years old when Abraham was born.
Terah was also, a high priest of the idol worshippers. He had twelve chief gods, one for each month of the year, and other idols. In fact, there was a workshop in Terah's house, where idols of wood [...]

44 Zachariah
Zechariah was a righteous priest and prophet of God whose office was in the temple of prayer in Jerusalem.
He would frequently be in charge of managing the services of the temple and he would always remain steadfast in prayer to God.

As he reached his old age, Zechariah began to worry over who [...]


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